The suburban goldfish bowl under scrutiny again, in a gently damning closeup of Little Winton, de luxe real estate development, its tenants, its round of house to house parties and rivalries, its marital frictions and extramarital escapades. Marlowe, former actress, who had married a second time for stability, is still trying -- after eight years-to love Roger, self confident and unimaginative, who only hits his stride when they move to Little Winton. Reserved, different, Marlowe only finds kinship with Guy Malcolm, a musician who had been stopped short by his wife. Interested only in conforming to the standards of Little Winton, Roger forces the situation and Marlowe leaves him to go back to New York and the possibility of Malcolm. With sympathy rather than malice, this is observant and telling -- a story for women, some of whom may resent it.